Dotmod Dotsquonk Review: A High-Class, Single-18650 Squonk

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by Thanush Poulsen

Updated: May 3, 2021

dotmod dotsquonk squonk review

Review Score: 89/100

Price Range:
$99,99-$129.99
Colors:
Red, Gold, Black, Royal Blue
Battery Type:
single 18650 or 20700
Wattage Range:
5 to 100W
Works with:
  • Eliquids icon

Pros

  • Very well-made and designed
  • Excellent battery life
  • Easy button access

Cons

  • Long charging time

Starting Price: $ 128.99

The Dotmod Dotsquonk is the company’s latest device that prides itself on bringing luxury to the vaping game with its high-quality builds. The Dotmod Dotsquonk is a single-18650 bottom-feeding device with clean, polished aluminum plates on the outside and an 8ml silicone squonk bottle inside.

The luxury of the Dotmod Dotsquonk mods come from its simplicity and elegance, as it has a hidden adjustment screen and control panel. The original device was an unregulated device similar to a mechanical mod.

But this new version has a chipset inside that enables variable wattage and temperature control. The Dotsquonk’s elegance is rounded out by the carved firing button on the device’s front, while its clean sides feature eye-popping color.

A Closer Look at the Dotmod Dotsquonk

The Dotmod Dotsquonk has a lot going on under its polished surface. The beautiful finish on all the mods – there are four different color options available – belies a control panel underneath the squonk plate that lets users engage the device’s vaping outputs that include variable wattage (5 to 100W) and temperature control (stainless steel, nickel, and titanium).

The Dotsquonk box mods (the regulated version) are also single-cell devices, but it has more variety as it can accept 20700 and 21700-type batteries.

The battery bay is opposite the squonk bottle, and the products have two removable side panels kept in place with high-powered magnets to ensure they stay in place and do not move when in use.

As the box mods take only a single-cell, it has a more manageable shape and feels lightweight. The mods measure only 82mm tall and 27mm across, so it has a very ergonomic design. The squonk hole and firing button’s placement is much better than the unregulated version that had an awkward positioning of both.

dotmod dotsquonk squonk design

The Dotsquonk has a two-button control panel along with a 0.98” OLED that has a crystal clear presentation. The control panel is located next to the battery, and users must remove the entire panel to access the buttons. The OLED, however, has a small cutout so vapers can easily view their vape settings.

The Dotsquonk uses an 8ml squonk bottle that is proprietary, so users cannot replace it with a bottle of their own creation or other products. Users can either remove the bottle entirely to refill it or install a special 510-connector cap that lets users refill the bottle from the top of the device through the 510-connection on the top of the device.

The Dotmod Dotsquonk Package

The Dotmod Dotsquonk comes as a stand-alone device and has no accompanying mechanical tank. The mods come with a standard 510-BF connector pin, so it has wide near-universal compatibility. The product also comes with several important accessories to make its operation go off without a hitch.

  • 1 x Dotsquonk Box Mod
  • 1 x 18650 Battery Sleeve
  • 1 x Silicone Juice Bottle
  • 1 x 510 Connector O-Ring
  • 1 x User Manual

The Two Different Dotmod Dotsquonk Box Mods

Dotmod first released an unregulated version of the Dotsquonk, a simple, unregulated squonk mod with no optional vaping outputs. The first, unregulated version worked on the installed battery’s direct output (it also accepted 20700 or 21700 batteries). It had the same build and design, but there were no OLED or control buttons apart from the finely engraved firing button.

dotmod dotsquonk squonk

The regulated version of the Dotsquonk comes with the dotChip inside that offers users several different vaping outputs (from variable wattage to temperature control) and many protections like overcharge protection and atomizer resistance protection.

This new chip’s maximum power output is 100W, while its highest temperature is 600F and supports stainless steel, nickel, and titanium coils.

The Look and Feel of the Dotmod Dotsqounk

The two versions of the Dotsquonk are identical, at least from the outside. The entire body, including the removable plates, is made from anodized aluminum, which is lighter than zinc alloy and much lighter than stainless steel. The size of the device makes it very ergonomic and easy to manage.

The company compromised on the regulated version by cutting a slot for vapers to see the OLED underneath. The unregulated version had no such OLED and had only an opening for users to access the squonk bottle. The company could have left the two panels intact but opted to give the regulated box mod version a slight difference from the original, which was the right move.

Otherwise, everything else about the build of the device is high-quality. The color scheme is bright and vibrant, which is typical of Dotmod. The finish means that the one-color mod is not a fingerprint magnet. The positioning of all the important control elements and the OLED resolution are all spot-on, and the OLED for this Dotsquonk is one of the clearest out there.

How Long It Lasts

The Dotmod Dotsquonk is a single cell device with a 100W power output limit, but several factors can affect its battery life. The products can take several different battery types that could affect its longevity.

Users can install a single 18650 with the provided battery sleeve to get at minimum 100W – but it could be closer to 80 or 90W – but taking into account that many vapers might vape at lower than 100W, the device could last for up to a week at half that amount.

If users install a higher-capacity 20700 or 21700 battery, the run-time could extend even further but only at wattages and temperatures lower than the chip’s maximum allowed. The device could last for up to a week and more when the device is powered by a larger battery like a 20700 or 21700.

Using the Device

The Dotsquonk has a straightforward design along with operating instructions. As the two side-panels are fully removable, it is easy to find where to load the battery and the squonk bottle. Apart from the installation of those two vital components, the device is still pretty straightforward.

dotmod dotsquonk squonk bottle

  • Removing the side panel with the operating panel, users will find two circular, gold-plated buttons (engraved with a plus and minus symbol) beneath the OLED.
  • The device activates with five clicks of the gold-plated firing button, which brings up the main menu on the screen.

The main screens show things like the wattage (or temperature), the resistance, the puff timer, as well as a puff counter.

There is also a small battery icon indicating the battery life. Users need to press the gold firing button three times to enter the secondary menu, which lists all the device’s outputs in a diagonal column with each output clearly rendered and marked. From here, it is simply a matter of choosing from among wattage, bypass mode (unregulated), curve mode, and the three metals for temperature control.

Users can also access the “Settings” section to change the mod’s color scheme, of which there are several options available. Four clicks of the firing button lock the device so users cannot fire it either intentionally or unintentionally. Four more clicks unlock the device and let users continue vaping or change the settings of their vape.

The Competition

Joyetech EGO

The Joyetech EGO is one of the original vaping devices that consist of 510-threaded batteries and a compatible mechanical tank section, and several important accessories. The EGO is well-known for its ease-of-use as well as for its simple, one-button design.

Joyetech eGo AIO Starter Kit colors image

The EGO also works on direct voltage output and has no variable wattage settings or other vaping outputs. The EGO uses an internal 1500mAh battery that can output up to 30W depending on the coils type installed into the corresponding tank section. Users can use several different types, from sub-ohm coils to coils more suited to mouth-to-lung vaping.

Innokin Coolfire Mini

The Innokin Coolfire Mini is a great starter device as it is a single-cell unit with a capacity of 1300mAh and can output a maximum of 40W. The Coolfire Mini has a small, ergonomic size that gives it great portability and versatility.

innokin coolfire mini

The Mini has a shape similar to the Dotsquonk box mod and uses a three-button control panel to control its various functions. The Mini does not feature temperature control as it only works in variable wattage or variable voltage settings. The Mini mod is compatible with several tank types and it has a standard 510-connection up the top of its zinc alloy frame.

Dotmod Dotsquonk Specifications

Battery Type: Single 18650 or 20700
Wattage Range: 5 to 100W
Squonk Bottle Capacity: 7mL
Colors: Red, Gold, Black, Royal Blue

Pros & Cons

The Positives

  • Very well-made and designed
  • Excellent battery life
  • Battery versatility (18650, 20700, 21700)
  • The high-resolution display is very clear
  • Easy button access
  • Side panels stay in place

The Negatives

  • Long charging time

Conclusion: Dotmod Dotsquonk Review: A Classy, Elegant Mod For Starters

Have you ever used a starter kit? Have you ever used a Dotmod device before? Let us know in the comments section below.

The Dotmod Dotsquonk (regulated and unregulated) is the latest device from the high-end vape company that continues with its style and elegance tradition. The Dotsquonk is a worthy entry into squonk mods with its clean lines and ergonomic design. Placement is important for squonking devices, as users will likely do everything with one hand instead of using two.

This ease-of-access is something that the Dotsquonk achieves well with its easy to use interface. Users can clearly see the OLED beneath the side-panel, but it does not remove the overall design if the panel is removed and kept off to give even easier access to the control panel underneath. The rest of the machine is well-made and finely crafted and would make a worthwhile addition to any vape collection.

Published: May 2, 2021
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Thanush Poulsen

Being a regular Sweden student, I discovered innovative ways of living healthier. And with my very first e-cigarette, I’ve got obsessed with all things digital. So vaping collided my interests in electronics, science, and health. I enjoy bringing people into the world of vaping through my reviews, guides, and best-of lists.


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